An unbiased review of Golden Fox Golf Course in Plymouth, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.  All Michigan public golf courses will be considered for review. 

Also see our review of the Strategic Fox Golf Course at Fox Hills.

8768 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Course (1-18): Par 72

Yardage: Friendly tees: 4,150; Green tees – 5,049; White tees – 5,504; Blue tees – 6,029; Gold tees – 6,393; Black tees – 6,783
Stimpmeter: 9.4

Fox Hills Golden Fox Clubhouse 4

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 6.90

The clubhouse at Fox Hills Golf rates well. The clubhouse itself is very nice and parking is very good. There is a moderate selection of golf equipment like shoes, bags and hats for both men and women. The food and drink selections are above average. Service is very good. Carts are above average, and the cart paths are exceptional.  

Golden Fox Golf Course Front Nine

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 8.66

Friendly: 262 yds
Green: 337 yds
White: 399 yds
Blue: 399 yds
Gold: 414 yds
Black: 440 yds

Hole 1 on The Golden Fox is a straight-forward par 4. The tee blocks are large and level. The fairway runs slightly downhill and has medium-to-thick rough. Features include real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This green is large, fast, and receptive.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 9.60

Friendly: 207 yds
Green: 298 yds
White: 342 yds
Blue: 342 yds
Gold: 356 yds
Black: 366 yds

Large level sets of tees start you down a rolling fairway that runs slightly uphill. The rough is medium to thick and the fringe is well-maintained. The green is surrounded by moguls, sloped front to back, but still receptive. It is medium in size and runs at a fast pace.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 9.60

Friendly: 117 yds
Green: 117 yds
White: 139 yds
Blue: 139 yds
Gold: 161 yds
Black: 181 yds

Your first par 3 has level, large tees and you tee off over a hazard. Rough is medium to thick and the bunkers are real sand. More moguls surround the green and the fringe is maintained. The green is medium in size, tiered, and putts at a fast speed.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 9.60

Friendly: 220 yds
Green: 259 yds
White: 259 yds
Blue: 292 yds
Gold: 301 yds
Black: 321 yds

The tees are large but a bit uneven. This fairway is flat and doglegs right with medium to thick rough. Fringe is maintained with one small burn spot. The green is small, fast, receptive, and rolling. Moguls also surround this green.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 9.66

Friendly: 282 yds
Green: 382 yds
White: 437 yds
Blue: 437 yds
Gold: 483yds
Black: 498 yds

Tee off from large, level tees over a wetland area that also runs down the right side though at a distance. Fairway is rolling, slightly uphill and sloped left to right. Rough is medium to thick and the bunkers are real sand. Moguls guard the green which is receptive and rolling. A maintained fringe also surrounds this large, fast green.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 9.60

Friendly: 135 yds
Green: 144 yds
White: 144 yds
Blue: 168 yds
Gold: 179 yds
Black: 205 yds

Large, level tees point you down this fairly normal par 3. The rough is medium and thick and the fringe is well maintained. Note real sand bunkers at the green. The green is large, rolling, and long from front to back as well as fast in speed.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 10.00

Friendly: 250 yds
Green: 295 yds
White: 384 yds
Blue: 384 yds
Gold: 398 yds
Black: 430 yds

Level and large tees give you a good shot to hit the fairway that is rolling and doglegs slightly left. Rough is medium to thick and the bunkers are real sand. The maintained fringe surrounds this medium sized green along with more moguls. This green is rolling, receptive, and fast in speed.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 5 – Rating 9.66

Friendly: 320 yds
Green: 424 yds
White: 484 yds
Blue: 484 yds
Gold: 520 yds
Black: 546 yds

This par five is the longest on the course and starts with large, level tee blocks. The fairway is rolling with medium-to-thick rough. There is a water hazard that guards the right front corner of the green. Fringe is maintained with a few burn spots. This medium-sized green is receptive and putts fast.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 9.66

Friendly: 271 yds
Green: 271 yds
White: 290 yds
Blue: 325 yds
Gold: 336 yds
Black: 359 yds

Tee off over a water hazard from large, level tees to a flat fairway with a tree in the middle. The rough is medium to thick and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is well-maintained. Moguls guard this green which is small, fast and receptive.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 9.56

Golden Fox Golf Course Back Nine

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 9.00

Friendly: 218 yds
Green: 284 yds
White: 352 yds
Blue: 352 yds
Gold: 363 yds
Black: 387 yds

Start your back nine on large, level tee blocks. The fairway is rolling with medium length, thick rough and a water hazard that crosses as you approach the green. The fringe is well-maintained. This green is deep and sloped front to back, medium in size and fast in speed as well as receptive.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 9.66

Friendly: 361 yds
Green: 361 yds
White: 421 yds
Blue: 459 yds
Gold: 472 yds
Black: 503 yds

The first par 5 on the back can be a challenge. It has a large, but unlevel in places, tee block. Tee off over a waste area and the fairway doglegs left with a waste area down the entire left side. The rough is medium-length and thick and the bunkers are real sand. A maintained fringe surrounds the small and fast green that is receptive, rolling, and surrounded by moguls.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 10.00

Friendly: 141 yds
Green: 150 yds
White: 150 yds
Blue: 170 yds
Gold: 198 yds
Black: 208 yds

This par 3 is a straight-forward hole. Large, level tees point to the green. There are medium length, thick rough and real sand bunkers. The fringe is maintained. The medium-size green is rolling and receptive. Green putts at a fast speed.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 9.66

Friendly: 238 yds
Green: 302 yds
White: 315 yds
Blue: 315 yds
Gold: 343 yds
Black: 357 yds

Level and large tees take you to a rolling fairway that doglegs slightly left with medium to thick rough and real sand bunkers along the fairway and green on the left side. Medium size green is fast, receptive, and sloped front to back. Green is surrounded by a well-maintained fringe.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 10.00

Friendly: 105 yds
Green: 105 yds
White: 130 yds
Blue: 149 yds
Gold: 165 yds
Black: 178 yds

Tee off of large and level tees over a water hazard to this fast, medium-sized green. There is medium to thick rough and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive, and slopes left to right.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 10.00

Friendly: 228 yds
Green: 282 yds
White: 282 yds
Blue: 335 yds
Gold: 348 yds
Black: 396 yds

Large and level tee blocks start this par 4. The fairway is a slight dogleg right and rolling, surrounded by medium to thick rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. Moguls guard the front of this large green that is skinny left to right. Green is receptive, rolling, and putts at a fast pace.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 9.42

Friendly: 210 yds
Green: 258 yds
White: 258 yds
Blue: 392 yds
Gold: 413 yds
Black: 438 yds

Large and level tees let you tee off over a wetland area to a rolling fairway that doglegs slightly right and has medium to thick rough. Note real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This rolling and receptive green slopes left to right and is large and fast.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 5 – Rating 10.00

Friendly: 330 yds
Green: 454 yds
White: 454 yds
Blue: 482 yds
Gold: 510 yds
Black: 531 yds

Large, level tees start your last par 5. Fairway is rolling with medium to thick rough and there are real sand bunkers as you approach the green. The fringe is well-maintained. This green is large and fast, as well as receptive and rolling. Green is narrow left to right.

Fox Hills Golden Fox Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 10.00

Friendly: 255 yds
Green: 326 yds
White: 326 yds
Blue: 405 yds
Gold: 433 yds
Black: 439 yds

The final hole has large, level tee blocks and a flat fairway that doglegs right. The rough is medium, thick and the bunkers are real sand. A well-maintained fringe surrounds the medium size, receptive green. This green putts at a fast speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 9.76

Overall Course Rating: 9.66

SUMMARY:

The Golden Fox Golf Course at Fox Hills is one of the highest rated courses we have reviewed and was a bit unexpected.  Michigan Golf Matrix noted this as one of our great experiences for 18 holes of golf. The course maintenance is outstanding, and the entire course is challenging, fair, and plays well. There is an overall consistency to the course, especially in and around the bent-grass greens. Coupling this with a good clubhouse experience and menu, it makes the Golden Fox a recommended play. This course is an outstanding value. See our video of the Golden Fox Golf Course at Fox Hills.

This public course in southeastern Michigan was designed by Arthur Hills as an upscale links style 18-hole championship course.  Sister courses of Golden Fox Course include Strategic Fox and Fox Classic, with a 27-hole layout. 

The greens rated the highest at 10.00.

Pricing: Refer to Fox Hills website or call (734) 453-7272 for tee times and pricing.

Value Rating: +5.66

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